Gene Ladd, age 86, of Somerset,
passed from this life on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Jean
Waddle Hospice Care Center.
Gene was born in Goodland,
Indiana, on November 29, 1929, son of the late Everett and
Deloris West Ladd.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army,
serving his country during the Korean War.
Gene married Jewell Burton on March 14,
1953, in Watseka, Illinois.
After his retirement from radio
condenser manufacturing management, Gene continued to work in
management with McDonald’s Restaurants and worked fourteen years
Gene was a member of the American Legion
Post #38 and served on the Honor Guard.
He was an active member of Beacon Hill
Baptist Church, where he enjoyed playing the drums in the church
Through the years, Glenn was a member of
several quartets, including The Counselors Quartet.
He enjoyed woodworking, especially
He is survived by his wife,
Jewell; his son, Larry (and wife, Julie) Ladd, of Watseka,
Illinois; his daughters, Gail Peters, of Watseka, Illinois, and
Myrna (and husband, Jerry) Walkoviak, of Mt. Pleasant,
Tennessee; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and
Preceding Gene in death are his
parents; and his son, David Ladd.
Visitation will be on Tuesday,
September 6, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral
Funeral services will be on
Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., in the funeral home
chapel with Bro. Donavon Burton and Bro. Marvin Reynolds
Burial will be in Mill Springs National
Gene’s grandsons will serve as
Military Honors will be conducted by the
American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations made to the Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O.
Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972-0067 or visit: oneidaschool.org
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.